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A Chronology
Timeline through letters

1837
The first land sales are held in Melbourne, conducted by the Assistant Surveyor-General Robert Hoddle; the highest price is paid for the north-east corner of William and Collins Streets.

1840
A post office opens at Geelong, the second to open in the Port Phillip District.
1842
The Native Police Corps under Captain Henry Dana relocates from Narre Warren to Merri Creek.
1843
Sectarian riots break out in Melbourne between Protestant Orange and Catholic factions.
 
1846
The Argus newspaper is published for the first time.
1846
Charles Joseph La Trobe lays the foundation stone of St Peter’s Eastern Hill, Melbourne.

1847

Melbourne is proclaimed a city, at a time when its population is over 11,000 (out of over 33,000 for the whole of the Port Phillip District).
 
1853
Charles Joseph La Trobe renames Shortland’s Bluff on the Bellarine Peninsula, Queensliff; he had his holiday cottage there in the 1840s.
1854
Sir Charles Hotham arrives in Victoria to succeed Charles Joseph La Trobe as Lieutenant-Governor.

 

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Compiled by Helen Armstrong, presentation by John Botham
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